MyKitaab: How To Publish and Market Your Books

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MyKitaab Podcast will help you in your journey of publishing and marketing your book. Your show's guests answer the question "I have written a book, how do I get it published in India?"

Host Amar Vyas interviews authors, editors, publishers and entrepreneurs in publishing. We talk about audiobooks, translations, productivity, book marketing, social media for authors, self publishing, and ebooks. The guests on this show include authorpreneur Joanna Penn, entrepreneurs Leonard Fernandes (Cinnamon Teal) and Mark Coker (Smashwords); Mark Lefebvre (Kobo), and Bestselling Authors, Karan Bajaj and Christopher Doyle.

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 Amit grew up in Jhansi, a historic town in Northern India and studied at IIT -BHU, Varanasi and IIM Ahmedabad. He currently lives in Bangalore suburbs, with his wife Ayesha and two sons Tanish and Aarav.You can learn more about Amit's writing and speaking by visiting https://mykitaab.in/amit

Mar 2020

36 min 19 sec

Welcome to a new season of MyKitaab Podcast. Amar Vyas interviewed Hema Hattangady and Ashish Sen, authors of the book "Lift Off : The Story of Conzerv." This book is the story of entrepreneurship, a journey of growing, scaling a business and creating an organizational culture.Hema Hattangady is a MBA from IIM Calcutta. She joined the business established by her father-in-law in 1990 after a short stint in advertising and brand strategy. Eventually, she was appointed CEO of Conzerv and successfully turned around the company before its acquisition by Schneider in 2009. Ashish is a graduate of King’s College, Cambridge University. He started his career with the Business Standard, Ananda Bazar Group of Publications where he became Assistant Editor. He currently divides his time teaching community media at institutions in India and abroad and is also a theatre practitioner. You can find detailed biographies of the authors on http://l.mykitaab.in/conzervFun fact: This is the first ever in-studio recording for an episode of MyKitaab Podcast. Amar reached out to Hema when he saw a post on LinkedIn about this book, and this interview was recorded in mid-February 2020, in Bengaluru. 

Mar 2020

48 min 14 sec

Bengaluru Business Literature Festival (BBLF) is in its fifth year and the 2019 edition of BBLF will be held on Saturday September 7, 2019 at WeWork, Richmond Road.  In this episode, founder of BBLF, Benedict Paramanand, talks about his journey as a journalist, an author, and a book lover. Benedict also talks about his reason(s) for starting BBLF, as well as the evolution of this event over the years. Finally, he talks about some of the highlights of the 2019 edition of BBLF and why you should attend the event. You can learn more about this event by visiting https://mykitaab.in/bblf2019-Benedict-ParmanandCreator and host of MyKitaab Podcast, Amar Vyas, will facilitate a session on regional language books of India.You can subscribe to MyKitaab Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, Hubhopper, Headfone, Storiyoh, TuneIn, Deezer, and many other fine podcasting apps and sites. 

Aug 2019

15 min 39 sec

Himanshu is the CEO of Pratham Books, a nonprofit organization that is in the space of Children's reading and education material. In this interview, Himanshu and I talk about his reasons for joining Pratham Books, publishing content under Creative Commons and the phenomenal growth of Pratham books (12,000 titles in 150 languages) over the past decade. This interview is in English, but the last five minutes are also in Hindi.  At the beginning of this episode, there is a new segment that we would like to introduce in the coming weeks: book reviews. Title Image from Storyweaver, used under Creative Commons License Listen to this very insightful interview from Michal on MyKitaab Podcast. You can subscribe to MyKitaab Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Storiyoh, Stitcher and other fine places where you can consume your favourite episodes.

Apr 2019

52 min 44 sec

In episode 96 of MyKitaab Podcast, we talk to Michal Stawicki who is an author, coach, entrepreneur who has published over 2 million words over the past 7 years. He has been a past guest on MyKitaab Podcast, and in this episode, we talk about his evolution from an author to an authorpreneur. He and his wife have been able to leave their full time jobs, and they have been supplement their income from writing and related activities.  Listen to this very insightful interview from Michal on MyKitaab Podcast.  MyKitaab Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Storiyoh, Stitcher and other fine places where you listen your favourite podcasts.  You can of course listen to the podcast interviews and get the shownotes at https://mykitaab-podcast.com/michal-stawicki

Mar 2019

40 min 26 sec

Welcome to episode number 95 of MyKitaab podcast. Our guest is Yogesh Dashrath, who is the Country Manager for Storytel in India. Storytel is an audio book and ebook  publisher from Sweden.  Yogesh tells his own journey as an avid book reader and an audiophile, and Storytel's journey in India. We also discuss the evolution of the market for audiobooks in India. Specifically, the challenges he faced when he approached publishers and authors while trying to build up their audio book collection in India. We also talked about audiobooks in Indian languages, particularly Marathi and Hindi. This is the first ever interview of MyKitaab Podcast which has recorded it not one, not two, but three languages: English, Hindi and Marathi. This is a very, very exciting and high energy conversation which I am sure you would learn a lot from. As a special for MyKitaab listeners: you can try Storytel for FREE for 30 days! visit www.storytel.com/30days MyKitaab is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Storiyoh, Stitcher and other fine places where you listen your favourite podcasts.You can of course listen to the podcast interviews and get the shownotes at https://mykitaab-podcast.com

Feb 2019

38 min 6 sec

Welcome to episode number 94 of MyKitaab Podcast. Our guest today is Jason Van Gumster. Jason is from Atlanta, Georgia in the United States, he is a creative professional, an author and an advocate of open source programs. His books include the GIMP Bible and Blender for Dummies He is also the creator and the host of the Open Source Creative Podcast.  We had used Skype for recording this call, and occasionally you may hear a drop in the audio quality, particularly after the call had dropped around two thirds of the recording. We had originally recorded this interview in April 2017, and we are publishing it in December 2018. MyKitaab Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Storiyoh, Stitcher and other fine places where you listen your favourite podcasts.  You can find the shownotes and links mentioned in this episode at mykitaab-podcast.com/

Dec 2018

37 min 20 sec

[https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mykitaab-how-to-publish-and-market-your-books/id1073960469](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mykitaab-how-to-publish-and-market-your-books/id1073960469)We were on an unexpected, extended break for the past year, but now MyKitaab Podcast is back! Starting July 11th, we are re launching in a new format, with exciting interviews every other week, which will alternate with a news and analysis show. We looked at the listener analytics (over 55,000 listens, THANK YOU!) and we noticed that there is a considerbale interest int he news and analysis casts that we used to publish back in 2016\. So we thought, with the relaunching of the show, why not add a new flavour to MyKitaab Podcast? Also note that we have a new website [mykitaab-podcast.com](https://mykitaab-podcast.com). Over the coming weeks, we will update the links to the shownotes for the existing episodes as well. If you have any questions or comments, write to us at [contact at gaathastory dot com](mailto:contact@gaathastory.com?Subject=MyKitaab-Podcast). You can listen to MyKitaab Podcast on Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes), [Google Podcasts](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.podcasts), [Bookmyshow Jukebox](https://in.bookmyshow.com/jukebox/free-music-download), [Stitcher](https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/gaatha-podcasts/mykitaab-podcast-with-amar-vyas), and [Otto Radio](https://www.ottoradio.com/podcast/mykitaab-how-to-publish-and-market-your-books).

Jul 2018

2 min 27 sec

Ritesh is a former investment banker turned entrepreneur in the book publishing space. He is the Co-Founder of Read Out Loud, a Mumbai based book publishing, marketing and distribution company. Ritesh and I talk about how to price your books in India, trends in publishing, how International authors can market and sell their books in India, how to use WhatsApp for book marketing, the controversy about the Times of India competition for authors;and finally, film options for books. Shownotes and links mentioned in the interview are available on https://mykitaab-podcast.com/ritesh MyKitaab Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Storiyoh, Stitcher and other fine places where you listen your favourite podcasts.

Dec 2017

55 min 58 sec

Last year, we published the interview of bestselling author, angel investor and entrepreneur Kashyap Deorah. We re-visit his interview, where he talks about his writing process, marketing and finding a publisher for his book.

May 2017

29 min 59 sec

Tony Ballantyne is the author of Dream London, the Penrose series and the Recursion series. He has also written many short stories. Recursion, his first novel, was published by Tor UK in 2004. He has been nominated for the BSFA and Philip K Dick awards. He now lives in Oldham with his wife and two children. His hobbies are playing the piano, accordion and cornet. He also enjoys walking and cycling. He is the author of Dream Paris, the follow up to Dream London, and is working on series of stories set in the Recursion universe. You can learn more about Tony by visiting http://www.mykitaab.in/tonyB

Apr 2017

37 min 51 sec

In this episode, I talk to Shilpa Gupta about her books Ananya and Double or Quits. A Chemical Engineer from IIT Roorkee and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, Shilpa has 13 years work experience in Investment Banking. During this period, she was ranked among the top Indian financial analysts by Asia Money, a leading international publication. At present she is a member of the national CII committee on ‘Ethics in Healthcare’. Shilpa took a break from her active corporate career to follow her passion for writing. Her first work of fiction ‘Ananya - A Bittersweet Journey’ published by Rupa Publications, ‘Double or Quits’, her second book, is published by Jaico,. It is the first corporate crime thriller in India with a female protagonist. Through Jyotsna’s journey, Shilpa brings out the constant struggle to find the right balance between emotions and practicality, aspirations and values, short term gains and sustainable life. Shilpa has been been a speaker, moderator and panellist at several literary and corporate events and an active member of various writer groups. Shownotes from this episode are available at http://www.mykitaab.in/shilpa

Apr 2017

44 min 19 sec

Paul Brodie is a Seven time Amazon bestselling author. He believes believes that books should be inexpensive, straightforward, direct, and not have a bunch of fluff. Each of his books were created to solve problems including living a healthy lifestyle, increasing motivation, improving positive thinking, traveling to amazing destinations, and helping authors publish and market their books. What makes Paul’s books different is his ability to explain complex ideas and strategies in a simple, accessible way that you can implement immediately. Paul is lifelong learner and educator and earned an M.A. in Teaching from Louisiana College and B.B.A. in Management from the University of Texas at Arlington. In his spare time he loves to read and write books, travel (especially to Maui and Las Vegas), and is an avid sports fan. The shownotes from this episode are available at https://mykitaab-podcast.com/paulbrodie.  You can subscribe to MyKitaab Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Storiyoh, Stitcher and other fine places where you can consume your favourite episodes. You can of course listen to the podcast interviews and get the shownotes at https://mykitaab-podcast.com

Mar 2017

48 min 48 sec

In this episode, I interview Tim Lewis, who is an author and the host of the Begin Self Publishing Podcast. We talk about book writing during nanowrimo, book marketing, and social media. You can find the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/tim About Tim: Tim Lewis is the host of the Begin Self-Publishing Podcast and the author of three science-fiction books and two fantasy books. He shares his struggles with publishing and interviews experts in the world of self-publishing to try and understand better what to do. How did you find this episode? We would love to hear your feedback! You can leave us a review on your favourite podcasting channel or in the comments section on MyKitaab Website. You can also subscribe to MyKitaab Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and ACast. Visit www.mykitaab.in to learn more.

Feb 2017

42 min 44 sec

Rachel Amplhett is an author originally from the UK but now living in Australia. Her most recent book, Scared to Death, was published in December 2016. In this interview, we talk about Rachel's bookwriting journey, importance of cash flow for authors, writing productivity, and the highlight of the discussion was how to use Project Management (scheduling, planning, budgeting) for managing your writing career. Shownotes from this episode are available at www.mykitaab.in/rachel You can follow MyKitaab Podcast on Twitter @gaathastory, on Instagram @gaathastory_podcast, and you can subscribe to our newsletter by visiting www.mykitaab.in .

Feb 2017

49 min 24 sec

Leigh Martinuzzi is The Hidden Why Guy. He has published his book Virtual Freedom in January 2017, and we talk about his book writing process and book marketing. You can get a free copy of Leigh's book by visiting the shownotes page at www.mykitaab.in/leigh Leigh is an expert in lifestyle design. He helps people go from living a life they hate to living a life they love. His assists people via speaking, coaching, writing and podcasting.Having a corporate background in senior executive positions for various multi-national companies such as ALDI and Masters, Leigh realised that it wasn't the life he wanted.Leigh made a decision and decided to design his life to give him more freedom, fulfilment and happiness. He has successfully transitioned from a dissatisfying existence to life with greater purpose.Now he pays forward what he has learnt to help other people do the same.

Feb 2017

30 min 18 sec

Sweek is an app for publishing, reading, and sharing stories. I came to know about Sweek through Instagram, and thought of reaching out to them. Sabine Van Der Plas, Sweek's Marketing Manager and Co-Founder, tells us the history of Sweek: How this idea came about, the road to product development, the genres that are popular on Sweek. She also tells us about geographies (such as Latin America) and languages (such as Spanish) that are popular. Sabine also mentions about the storytelling contests organized by Sweek. Their most recent storytelling competition is at : http://www.sweek.nl/write-your-2017/ You can get the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/sweek

Feb 2017

41 min 33 sec

Kinga Jentetics is the Co-Founder of PublishDrive. In this interview, she tells us about the story behind the founding of her company, and gives an overview of the startup: from the bookstores that they serve, to payment methods. Kinga also provides information on the profile of authors and readers, and also which genre(s) are doing well on the platform. You can learn more about Kinga and PublishDrive at www.gaatha/co/kinga

Jan 2017

48 min 29 sec

Lancer Kind is an author form the United States and for the last seven years he has delivered consulting services in China as well as the USA, and has spoken at Agile conferences in the US, China, and India. He's a publishing author of science fiction and a project management comic series called Scrum Noir which made the Amazon best seller list for a week. We talk about his bookwriting journey and specifically, how authors can use principled of Agile project management and Scrum for bookwriting. You can get the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/lancer #amwriting #scrum #projectmanagement #books

Jan 2017

44 min 13 sec

In this episode ,host and creator of MyKitaab Podcast Amar Vyas reflects on the first year of the show. He talks about the journey so far, the lessons learnt, listener statistics, and what listeners can expect for the rest of 2017.

Jan 2017

20 min 13 sec

Brandon Cullum is a children's book author and illustrator and author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller: "Alfred the Time Traveling Dinosaur." His other books include Alphabet Fruit and Vinny The Soccer Playing Dinosaur. In this interview, we talk about writing for Kids, illustration, editing process for kids' books, book marketing, and finally, why Publishing's gain is NASA's loss. The shownotes form this episode are available at www.mykitaab.in/brandon. #publishing #books #children's Books

Jan 2017

40 min 39 sec

Author, Columnist Gautam Chintamani talks all things Bollywood in this awesome interview. We talk about his interest in movies, the documentaries made by him, his book on Bollywood Star Rajesh Khanna. We also talk about his most recent book titled Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, which is based on the film by the same title. The shownotes for this high energy, very informative interview are available at www.mykitaab.in/gautam #bollywood #book publishing #author #QSQT #films #biography

Dec 2016

50 min

In this episode, we have two interviews of Nanowrimo winners: Puja Mohan and Gayatri Gadre, and a session on How to Pitch to Publishers. The latter was conducted by Jayapriya Vasudevan of Jacaranda Literary Agency. This episode is a hybrid episode, for the first time we have three different segments in the same podcast episode. We have updated the MyKitaab website www.mykitaab.in. Please give your feedback on this episode and the new website.

Dec 2016

50 min 14 sec

In this episode, we bring you two guests- Ruchira Khanna and Mukesh Gupta. Ruchira lives int he United States and she has written a children's book, and now writes fiction. Mukesh is writing his second book, his debut novel was a nonficiton book. Both are self published authors. You can find the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/ruchira and www.mykitaab.in/mukesh respectively.

Nov 2016

37 min 11 sec

Michal Stawicki published his first book in 2013, and in a little over three years he has published 15 books. I interviewed him for MyKitaab Podcast to learn how he has been able to achieve this goal. Michal's answer was simple yet powerful: developing a habit and following it consistently. You can get the shownotes by visiting www.mykitaab.in/michal

Nov 2016

37 min 29 sec

Greg Hickey is an author, screenwriter, forensic scientist and endurance athlete. His debut novel, Our Dried Voices, was a finalist for the Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Science Fiction Book of the Year Award. He is also the writer of the award-winning screenplay, Vita. His blog, KineSophy, analyzes topics in physical fitness, health, society and philosophy. He lives in Chicago, USA with his wife, Lindsay. You can get the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/greg

Nov 2016

44 min 30 sec

We are in the month of November, which is time for Nanowrimo. We are re-posting an interview of Joanna Penn, who is a New York Times Bestselling Author and an Authorpreneur. he wrote and published one of her novels during Nanowrimo a few years ago.

Nov 2016

52 min 3 sec

This episode was originally published in January 2016, and was the first episode of MyKitaab Podcast. I am posting this interview again for a couple of reasons: My wife and I met Vikrant last week in Vadodara, and he gave us a signed copy of his book "Rau", the English translation of the Marathi book by the same name. The Bollywood movie Bajirao Mastani is based on this book. Secondly, Vikrant and I are exploring how to convert this book into an audio series, if not an audiobook. Given these recent developments, I thought it was apt to re-publish this episode. New author interviews will be available from November 10th onwards.

Nov 2016

34 min 24 sec

Sriram Subramanian is the author of Rain, which is his debut novel. During his interview, Sriram talks about getting rejections from literary agents, finding a publisher in India, book marketing, and getting reviews on Amazon. He also talks about his philosophy towards writing, Bob Dylan, and finally, his advice to authors. Sriram also tells us how he got a quote from Pranay Chulet, the founder of Quikr, for his book. You can get the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/sriram

Oct 2016

42 min 45 sec

Aruna Chakravarti is a well-known academic, creative writer and translator. She is an award winning author, best known for her book Jorasanko. In this interview, we talk about Aruna's journey from a translator to an author, the research that she carried out for Jorasanko and the sequel, upcoming novel Daughters of Jorasanko. You can get the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/aruna

Oct 2016

37 min 40 sec

Amanda Jones is a healthcare professional and a poet. She has written two poetry books where she conveys the message about diabetes. Her first poetry book, Poems For You & Your Neighbour: Health Disorders Simplified, was published in 2015, and her second poetry book will be released on November 14th 2016: World Diabetes Day. Amanda and I talk about her interest in poetry, why she feels that poetry can be an effective medium for conveying such an important message, her writing, editing and publishing experience. You can learn more at www.mykitaab.in/amanda

Oct 2016

27 min 21 sec

Dmitry Selemir is the Co-Founder of Scriggler, which is defined as “a writing, blogging and debating platform. An informal place to write and read on any subject, in any level of detail. A place to express views and ideas, share stories and poetry.” You can learn more about Dmitry and Scriggler by visiting www.mykitaab.in/dmitry and you can also sign up to the MyKitaab Podcast newsletter on that page.

Oct 2016

37 min 39 sec

Manasi Subramaniam, Rights editor at Harper Collins India, conducted a master class on publishing rights during Publishing Next 2016. During the masterclass, she talked about translations, film and other rights for books. Manasi also gave examples of how the B2B books rights process works at Book Fairs. You can get the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/manasi The entire session is available at https://audioboom.com/channel/mykitaab-publishing-next--16-cast

Sep 2016

51 min

Anna Erishkigal is a lawyer turned author from the United States. She has translated many of her books in Hindi (and soon in Kannada) languages. In this interview, we talk about Anna's approach to translation, why she prefers to pay up front for the translations, and how she markets her books. You can learn more about Anna and get the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/anna

Sep 2016

54 min 37 sec

Alind Maheshwari is associated with Rajkamal Prakashan, a Hindi language book publisher from New Delhi, India. He talks about the impact of technology includes ebooks, audiobooks and App for the publishing house. We discuss the submission process for manuscripts, book publishing and distribution, translations, and international sales. You can get the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/alind

Sep 2016

43 min 49 sec

In this episode, we have interviews of Leonard Fernandes, Co-Founder of Cinnamon Teal Publishing and Publishing Next, as well as author Savi Sharma. Leonard talks about the events that are planned for Publishing Next, some of the speakers and the key sessions. He also tells us why one should attend this event. Author Savi Sharma talks about her debut novel Everyone has a Story, which became a bestseller. She talks about her bookwriting, creating the characters, self publishing and marketing the book. Once her book sold more than 5,000 copies through Amazon, traditional publisher Westland offered her a two book deal. You can visit www.mykitaab.in/savi for the shownotes. You can also subscribe to MyKitaab Podcast on #iTunes at www.smarturl.it/mykitaab or on Stitcher radio at www.smarturl.it/mykitaabcast. Note: MyKitaab Podcast is podcasting partner of Publishing Next 2016. #indiepub #conference #podcast #books #authors #bestseller

Aug 2016

51 min

Mainak Dhar is a Corporate Executive and a Bestselling Author.In this interview, he talks about writing habits, managing work-life balance, bookwriting as a passion versus a career option, productivity, book marketing, and writing across genres. Mainak also talk about how he writes on flights, and the influence of his family (his grandfather and parents) on his writing. You can listen to this podcast episode by visiting www.mykitaab.in/mainak You can subscribe to the MyKitaab Newsletter by visiting www.mykitaab.in and competing the sign-up form on the right hand side of the page. MyKitaab Podcast on Twitter: @Mykitaabcast on Instagram: @MyKitaabcast #productivity #bestselling #author #writing #habits

Aug 2016

1 hr

Robert Delgado was a promising football player from Uruguay, who became a Monk, lived in Argentina, UK and India; and now is the author of The Rishis series of fiction/fantasy books. Robert and I talk about his bookwriting journey, publishing experience and the Rishis Series. Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/robert Robert is the author of Imitation of Christ: A Vedantic Interpretation, which is the only Vedantic commentary ever written on that Christian bestselling classic; and has translated Ramakrishna's main biography into Spanish. In 2004, Robert Delgado moved to India, where he spent two years studying different philosophies and the complex Indian culture. In 2007, he made his last trip to India and became Swami Chidakarananda. In 2013, he moved to the Vedanta Society of Southern California. He is at present staying in Argentina, where he recently published The One Infinite Being, and continues to work on the fiction series The Rishis. #monk #argentina #spanish #TheRishis #Vedanta

Aug 2016

43 min 47 sec

Today’s interview is with Mahendra Sharma the Co-Founder of Matrubharti, a publisher of e-Books in Indian languages. Matrubharti offers services to authors for publishing ebooks in Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati languages among others, and have plans to offer similar services in other regional languages of India. This interview was largely recorded in Hindi. You can subscribe to MyKitaab Podcast on Apple Podcasts by visiting www.smarturl.it/mykitaab or on Stitcher Radio You can connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/gaathastory or on Twitter: @ gaathastory and Instagram @gaathastory

Aug 2016

53 min 28 sec

Ritesh is a former investment banker turned entrepreneur in the book publishing space. He is the Co-Founder of Read Out Loud, a Mumbai based book publishing, marketing and distribution company. Ritesh and I talk about how to price your books in India, trends in publishing, how International authors can market and sell their books in India, how to use WhatsApp for book marketing, the controversy about the Times of India competition for authors;and finally, film options for books. Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/ritesh You can subscribe to MyKitaab Podcast on iTunes by visiting www.smarturl.it/mykitaab or on Stitcher Radio at www.mykitaab.in/mykitaabcast. You can connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/mykitaabcast or on Twitter: @ Mykitaabcast and Instagram @mykitaabcast

Aug 2016

55 min 58 sec

In this episode, we bring to you the first chapter of the book NRI:Now, Returned to India, written and narrated by Amar Vyas, the host of MyKitaab Podcast. Our aim is to illustrate that it is possible for authors to produce good quality audio narration of their books. Your comments and feedback are appreciated! Now, Returned to India is a Back-to-Rags story of a NRI who left for India and never went back. When Amol Dixit left Chicago for India eighteen months ago, he had not imagined that he would find himself sleeping on the streets of Mumbai one day. He had planned to spend a year with his family in Pune and return to North America. When the year came to an end, he chose to stay back. And that's when things really started going downhill. Very soon, he would be broke, unemployed and married. But Amol knew that his life was soon going to change for the better. Gyaani Baba had told him so. You can subscribe to the NRI:Now, Returned to India podcast by visiting www.smarturl.it/nricast

Jul 2016

25 min 55 sec

In this newscast, we have three stories: interview of Kanishka Gupta from Writers Side Literary Agency in The Hans India; article on Savi Sharma, Author of Everyone has a Story, in Femina; and finally, a chain of bookstores in Mexico that is named after Mahatma Gandhi. Shownotes and links are available at www.mykitaab.in/newscast14

Jul 2016

8 min 39 sec

Garrett is an author, filmmaker and podcaster. He has authored 12 books till date, including the Nightblade and The Academy Journal Series. His latest book The Firemage's Vengeance: A Book of Underrealm (The Academy Journals 3) released this week (July 2016). Garrett and I talk about his career journey from audio production to filmmaking to now bookwriting. We talk about his writing habits, experience in publishing a book in India through Pothi.com, benefits of writing a fantasy series, his plans to launch a fiction podcast, and his upcoming books. The shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/garrett You can subscribe to MyKitaab Podcast on iTunes by visiting www.smarturl.it/mykitaab or on Stitcher Radio at www.mykitaab.in/mykitaabcast. You can connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/mykitaabcast or on Twitter: @ Mykitaabcast and Instagram @mykitaabcast #selfpublishing #publishing #podcast #youtube #audiobooks #fantasy #series

Jul 2016

54 min 57 sec

In this episode of the news and analysis cast (Newscast13), we have four news stories related to books and publishing in India. a. Water leakage damages new books in National Library in Kolkata (The Hindu, July 14th, 2016) b. Amazon Kindle Oasis Launch (The Mobile Indian, July 11, 2016) c. Graphic novels in India (The Asian Age, July 7, 2016) d. $1.25 million investment in Sharechat and what it could mean for authors. Links and shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/newscast13

Jul 2016

12 min 11 sec

Ganesh V is the Author of the book The Underage CEOs, which traces the stories of 11 entrepreneurs from small towns and Tier II cities of India. Ganesh is an engineer who worked in the area of marketing communication, and now is a writer with interest in travel, music, culture, lifestyle, health, communities, parenting and entrepreneurship.In this interview, we talk about Ganesh's writing, his journey as an author, the process he followed to write the manuscript, experiences with publishing and finally, the feedback from readers and his upcoming book. This is the first interview of MyKitaab Podcast to be recorded in video as well as audio, the link to the Youtube Video is https://youtu.be/fMyUHW_iuog You can listen to this podcast interview and read the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/ganeshv

Jul 2016

54 min 11 sec

In this episode, we talk about Milkha Singh's initiative to launch 700 libraries for underprivileged children in India; IPO for S. Chand Publishing; Hand crafted Books in India; Press release on Jesse Karjalainen's interview on #MyKitaabcast; and Comic books festival in India. Shownotes and links are available at www.mykitaab.in/newscast 12. You can also subscribe to MyKitaab Podcast on #iTunes at www.smarturl.it/mykitaab or on Stitcher Radio at www.smarturl.it/mykitaabcast. Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/mykitaabcast or on Twitter at @mykitaabcast #comics #books #publishing #libraries #podcast

Jul 2016

14 min 2 sec

Ravanan Natarajan is Vice President - Dailyhunt eBooks and exam prep. In this podcast interview, Ravanan talks about the story behind Dailyhunt, the evolution of ebooks market in India, translations, book publishing trends, book marketing for regional languages of India, copyright, and future plans for Dailyhunt. Shownotes from this episode are available at mykitaab.in/dailyhunt Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes at www.smarturl.it/mykitaab; Stitcher Radio at http://smarturl.it/mykitaabcast or on Google Play at goo.gl/kAadZ7 and if you like this podcast, please leave a review! #ebooks #books #translations #tamil #marathi #hindi #app #startup

Jul 2016

35 min 31 sec

We talk with Jesse who is a Swedish born Author , has Finnish Parents, grew up in Australia and now lives in England. Jesse has published five books on the English language, ranging from English Grammar to the origin of English words from North America and India. In this podcast interview, we talk about Jesse's journey from being a journalist to becoming a published author. Jesse narrates his experience in publishing a book with a traditional publisher, self publishing, book marketing, and book writing process. Finally, we talk about audiobooks and translations. Shownotes for this episode are available at www.mykitaab.in/jessek #books #audiobooks #grammar #selfpublishing #podcast #author

Jun 2016

47 min

In this episode, we cover six news stories related to book publishing in India: nearly US 1 million dollar investment in Pratilipi led by Nexus Venture; New book by Chetan Bhagat releasing around October; Book sale by Harper Collins in India; launch of Gujarati and Bengali Books by Amazon; "Nonsense Literature" - a genre not discussed often; Fantasy writers from India, and finally, Indian journalist wins Gourmand award for world's best book on Coffee. Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/newscast11 #chetanbhagat #fantasy #fiction #publishing #books #sale

Jun 2016

15 min 6 sec

In this episode of Newscast we talk about two updates for MyKitaab Podcast; and Four news stories. MyKitaab Podcast will be the podcasting partner of Publishing Next Conference, to be held in Mid-September. Host Amar Vyas has partnered with Saanjay Sethi of Matrix Publishing Group to offer Custom Publishing solutions to Corporates and Organizations alike in Southern India. News Stories: New trend of publishing English language books by Pakistani Authors; Price Waterhouse Coopers Report on Media and Entertainment Industry in India; Augmented Reality Coloring Books; and Finally; a Book about two Engineers who built irrigation systems in India. You can find the shownotes for this episode at www.mykitaab.in/newscast10

Jun 2016

16 min 53 sec